from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past participle of give.
- adj. Specified; fixed: We will meet at a given time and location.
- adj. Granted as a supposition; acknowledged or assumed: Given the condition of the engine, it is a wonder that it even starts.
- adj. Having a tendency; inclined: My neighbor is given to lavish spending.
- adj. Bestowed as a gift; presented.
- adj. Law Issued on a specified date. Used of legal documents.
- n. Something assumed or taken for granted. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Past participle of give
- prep. Considering; taking into account.
- n. A condition that is assumed to be true without further evaluation.
- adj. Already arranged.
- adj. Currently discussed, particular, specific.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- p. p. & a. from give, v.
- Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.
- Disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv..
- Stated; fixed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Granted; executed and delivered. Compare date
- Conferred; bestowed; imparted; not inherited or possessed naturally: as, a given name.
- Admitted; supposed; allowed as a supposition; conceding: as, given A and B, C follows.
- Specified or that might be specified or stated; certain; particular; specifically, in mathematics, virtually known or determined: as, a given magnitude—that is, a known magnitude.
- Disposed; addicted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
- adj. acknowledged as a supposition
- n. an assumption that is taken for granted
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But given the current law, the facts *as given* are not the parade of horribles you suggest.
Hang out for Seattle; I am sure that the people who have given money have *given* it freely because they see and feel your need.
Should exact references be given or should pupils be encouraged to master the art of finding for themselves, _within given_ limits, the supplementary data sought?
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He would smoke any given quantity of Tobacco, and drink any _given_ quantity of punch. '
I did not arrive at in any way, it was given to me as to all men, _given_, because I could not have got it from anywhere.
For Divines say, _there are offences given; and offences taken, but not given_.
The first sort is _scandal given and not taken_, the second is _scandal taken and not given_, the third is _scandal both taken and given_.
“And thou shalt say before the Lord thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite and the stranger, to the fatherless and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them: I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken away ought thereof for any unclean use, nor _given ought thereof for the dead_.”
Sir Hola..given that your work has a paleothrust/bent in premise would you be prepared to comment on fasting and its uses to the ‘uman system, pleasum, given that we of course evolved to have periodic fasting given the erraticism of the enviornment in which we lived within.